Again in motion after a 15-day Covid-19 layoff, Lamar Jackson directed a relentless speeding assault that the Baltimore Ravens hope would be the first huge step in a run to the playoffs, however admitted he’s nonetheless experiencing signs of the illness.
Jackson ran for 94 yards and a landing, and the Ravens returned from their Covid-19 outbreak to amass 294 yards speeding in a 34-17 rout of the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday night time.
Enjoying for the primary time since 22 November following a optimistic take a look at for the doubtless lethal virus, Jackson carried 13 instances and threw for 2 scores. He was one among 23 Ravens to spend time on the reserve/Covid-19 listing whereas 4 completely different strains of the virus swept by means of the group.
“I had just a little flu-like signs. I nonetheless can’t actually style or scent, however I’m good now,” Jackson mentioned. “That’s an impact that comes [with Covid-19]. I assume my sense of style and scent are going to come back again earlier than later, however I’m good now. I wouldn’t want that on anyone, although. It’s not good to have.”
Though the Ravens nonetheless have a half-dozen gamers on the Covid-19 listing, the staff felt full for the primary time in weeks.
“It’s like if you go on a household trip and one among your loved ones members get sick and you may’t carry them,” rookie linebacker Patrick Queen mentioned. “You’re down within the dumps.”
The sport was performed on Tuesday night time as a result of Baltimore’s earlier recreation in opposition to Pittsburgh final Wednesday was pushed again thrice whereas the Ravens had at the least one participant take a look at optimistic for 10 consecutive days.
The sport was presupposed to function Ravens receiver Dez Bryant going in opposition to his former staff, however Bryant left throughout warmups and was scratched with what Baltimore termed “an sickness.”
Bryant wrote on Twitter that he examined optimistic for Covid-19 and later posted: “Yea I’m going to go forward and name it a give up for the remainder of the season… I can’t take care of this.” He subsequently posted a collection of tweets, together with, “Yea I’m coming again… I’m being good.”
If Jackson was rusty or stale after lacking a recreation, it was powerful to inform by his efficiency. “The one factor you do find out about Lamar: You’re going to get the whole lot he’s obtained,” Harbaugh mentioned. “That’s all you’ll be able to ask for.”